Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

Needles litter children's playground

As many people already know, I am running for Trustee of the Vancouver Board of Education in the 2018 municipal election. If elected, I will support initiatives prioritizing spending inside the classroom. I'll advocate for safe and inclusive neighbourhood schools so learners can receive an excellent, equitable education. I commit to engage with all stakeholders … Continue reading Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

When Love Wins — Discover

Sahitya Poonacha reacts to the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision to decriminalize gay sex: “Society still has a long way to go, but now with the court on love’s side, it gives the confidence to the people who are afraid.” via When Love Wins — Discover

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Jordan Peterson and Jared Brown's alarmist assertions [1] someone could face jail for using the wrong pronouns for somebody has a far simpler answer thanks to Ockham's razor and our laws: Just let the employee go. William of Ockham was a 14th century philosopher whose central principle was simplicity. Now known as “Ockham’s Razor”,  it urges us to … Continue reading Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Time for Barry Newfeld to go.

    The Chilliwack School Board has officially asked Barry Neufeld to resign, finally. The trustees voted to act in-camera under mounting pressure after Neufeld initiated a bully campaign against  President of the District Parent Advisory Council of Chilliwack Justine Hodge that resulted in the parent volunteer to be bombarded by hateful and threatening messages from … Continue reading Time for Barry Newfeld to go.

Don’t trick the customer

Ken Zucker's Gender Identity Clinic was found to be out of step with modern practices, to listen too much to the desires of the parents over the needs of the child, to be inconsistent in the treatments of clients, to use criteria that raised alarm with the investigators, and to not seek the required consent of clients it used in its research. It was closed.

My question to the Chilliwack Board of Education

Tonight I was at the Chilliwack Board of Education's trustee meeting to ask a question seeking clarification about the individual personal commitment of each trustee to uphold the law of British Columbia. I came to Chilliwack and asked this question because in BC the curriculum is decided by the teachers and the Ministry of Education … Continue reading My question to the Chilliwack Board of Education

Peterson’s Petulance Problem

Jordan Peterson is burdened by the impossible oppression of actually having a job. When his employer requested that he address all students in class with the requisite courtesy customary of students, even if some prefer the singular they, Peterson took profound exception and flipped a proverbial table.  Refusing to yield to pressure to extend the … Continue reading Peterson’s Petulance Problem